Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

daikon radish and napa cabbage

This weekend is your last chance to find a local jack-o-lantern or other decorative squash for Halloween! Farmers tailgate markets have plenty of pumpkins, as well as other winter squash varieties like kabocha, butternut, acorn, and jester squash to adorn your home with spooky decor for this weekend’s holiday. You can find winter squash from … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

pumpkins

We officially entered fall last week, and what’s a better way to ring in the new season than with delicious seasonal flavors from our local farmers markets! This week, you can welcome the cool temperatures and changing leaves with fall favorites such as apples, pumpkins, ginger, winter squash and more.  Pumpkin is a fall essential … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

peppers at farmers market

Markets are heating up this week with plenty of new pepper varieties to spice up your cooking! This pepper cornucopia includes shishito, jalapeño, Anaheim, poblano, bell, and sweet peppers. Look for peppers from Sleight Family Farm (West, North, and Asheville City markets), Thatchmore Farm (West and North Asheville markets), Ten Mile Farm (Asheville City Market), … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

corn

Farmers markets are becoming more and more colorful each week! This week, plums made their way to market, as well as the very first harvests of corn and peppers. Find plums from Smallholding Farm at East Asheville Tailgate Market, as well as Creasman Farms, which is selling at West Asheville Tailgate Market and Asheville City … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

a variety of eggplant at farmers markets

There’s so much new summer produce flooding farmers markets this week, we can hardly keep up! The latest summer delicacy is eggplants!  With several farms selling different varieties of the versatile plant, the opportunities for cooking in the weeks to come are endless.  Look for an assortment of globe, Asian and fairy tale eggplant varieties … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

potatoes

With farmers markets overflowing with summer produce, local food is the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day! If you’re planning to spend some time outdoors with the father figure in your life this Sunday, try grilling some local meats and vegetables.  New potatoes are flourishing at farmers markets this week, with lots of varieties available. … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

summer squash

Summer is around the corner, and our favorite seasonal squash is starting to make an appearance at farmers markets! Look out for some of the first harvests of zucchini and yellow squash from Full Sun Farm at North Asheville and River Arts District markets and from Velvet Morning Farms, at Asheville City Market.  There are … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

green coriander

Get creative with your cooking by using green coriander seeds! Lee’s One Fortune Farm started selling the delicacy this week. Green coriander is essentially unripe coriander seeds produced from overwintered cilantro plants. While not as common as the dried coriander seed you find in the spice aisle, green coriander can lend a unique twist to … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

cucumbers at farmers markets

As summer gets closer, we are starting to see more exciting arrivals at area farmers markets!  Cucumbers made their seasonal debut at farmers markets this week, with Thatchmore Farm (West and North Asheville markets), Velvet Morning Farms (Asheville City Market), and Ivy Creek Family Farm (Weaverville and North Asheville markets) offering an early harvest of … Read more

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

broccoli

Many farms in the region experienced their first frost this week, which signals the end of tomatoes, peppers, and other summer veggies for the season. We may see the final harvest of these crops at farmers tailgate markets for another week or so, but it’s time to fully embrace fall. Right now we’re seeing lots of head lettuce coming back to market as well as cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.

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